Former mayor of Stockbridge enters no contest plea - CBS46 News

Former mayor of Stockbridge enters no contest plea

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Leamond "Lee" Stuart Leamond "Lee" Stuart

The former mayor of Stockbridge entered a no contest plea in Fulton County Superior Court on Tuesday from an incident that happened in 2011.

Mayor Leamond "Lee" Stuart is charged with unprofessional conduct by a public officer.

The charge stems from a Jan. 19, 2011 incident at the Georgia Municipal Association building in Fulton County during a mediation session with representatives from the city of Stockbridge.

Stuart is accused of stashing a recorder in a room and secretly recording the mediator's private session with the opposing side.

A third party, whose assistance Stuart reportedly sought to download the recording, eventually reported the incident to authorities.

According to the terms of his plea agreement, Stuart was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine along with $5,000 restitution payable to Fulton County.

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